Another You Can Can (BBB)


Today I have another copy of You Can Can!: A Visual Step-by-Step Guide to Canning, Preserving, and Pickling, with 100 Recipes. While this book does a great job–and a very visual job (lots of step-by-step photos)–of the basics, it also includes some deliciously unique recipes like Cajun Watermelon Relish (with hot peppers! wow, hot and sweet!) and Brandied Cranberry-Orange Marmalade (sounds like a perfect holiday gift recipe!). And I’m pretty sure I need some Brandied Honey-and-Spice Pears (sounds like it would be awesome over pound cake). I need some pears now. You?


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Vanessa Zumwalt in honor of Evelyn Lamont and Evelyn Lot.

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a copy of You Can Can. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (March 13). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (March 14). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn (or check the BBB Winners List).

Find out more about the Ball Blue Book Project and become a sponsor.

NOTE: You must be registered to comment. If you’re not registered, you can register here. If you’re already registered but not logged in, go here to log in.

UPDATE 03/14/12: The winning comment number, drawn by, is comment #11, Zaduzbina. Email me at CITRg[email protected] with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. lifeisgood/ Melinda says:

    Please put my name in the drawing for the book. I thought it was kind of a sign since my daughter is expecting a baby girl in four weeks and her name is Evelyn and the book is offered in honor of two Evelyns!

  2. collector1 says:

    BBB please — Thank you!

  3. Maribeth says:

    I would love a copy of You Can Can! BBB


  4. kellytorrey says:

    Please count me in!! Thanks!

  5. countrygal says:

    I would I’ve to win this book. Sign me up please. BBB

  6. hampgirl says:

    BBB, please!

  7. tea4too0 says:

    Thank you for another great BBB. Please enter me.

  8. abbygirl says:

    I’m ready to learn to can. Its about time to since gardening is right around the corner. Please enter me!!

  9. Diane says:

    BBB Please. πŸ™‚

  10. Zaduzbina says:

    BBB please!

  11. D1BeachBum says:

    BBB Please…..Thanks for the chance. :french:

  12. guernsey_girl says:

    Please enter me in the BBB contest. One of my summer plans this year is to teach my daughters (17 and 15) to can, so this would be perfect. By the way, this is my first time here, so HI everybody.

  13. GaPeach says:

    BBB, please please please!

  14. Goblin Girl says:

    I would love to win a copy of this. We’re going to be growing lots of vegetables this year, and I want to do it safely!

    Please enter me in the BBB drawing!


  15. norahse says:

    I would love to Can-Can.


  16. mommyby3 says:

    BBB please!! I am really wanting to learn to can veggies. Thanks

  17. STracer says:

    Throwing my name into the hat… Weeeeee Love to learn more about canning!

  18. kelly jo kirby says:

    Please pick me! I want the BBB!

  19. heidinawrocki says:

    BBB me please!

  20. JeannieL says:

    Please enter me for the canning book… I just quit smoking and need to keep busy!!!! haha….

  21. ozone3 says:

    I would love a copy of You Can Can! BBB :snoopy:

  22. Bonnie S. says:

    BBB, please!

  23. Auntie Linda says:

    I’d love a copy of this book. BBB, please!

  24. pulsk1 says:

    Please. I would love one. BBB

  25. Blaik says:

    I would love to get the BBB. We’re doing our second garden this year and hoping for a bountiful harvest and having the BBB ahead of time would be a great way to get started!

  26. Spiderjohn says:

    Please enter me in the draw.

  27. cclear1959 says:

    New book, yes please…bbb

  28. mnmtac says:

    I canned pickles and tomatos for the first time this last year, and I would really like to learn more. BBB would be great!!

  29. grimesbaby86 says:

    Sign me up this coming yr will be my 1st one canning my husband has
    The garden down pat but I’m excited and nervous at the same time ( fingers crossed)

  30. sherib524 says:

    Purdy Please I wanna win, please please please and thank you!!!!!!!

  31. MotherCluckersEggs says:

    I’d love to be entered in the BBB contest!

  32. Bev in CA says:

    Thank you for another chance!

  33. Houseful says:

    Thank you for entering me for the BBB!

  34. Daveena says:

    :woof: I would really love a copy!!

  35. suziQ says:

    BBB please! Thank you! :sheepjump:

  36. CrystalGB says:

    I would love a copy of this book. BBB

  37. JerseyMom says:

    Throw my hat in the ring, please ….. BBB

  38. debbysbeads says:

    :wave: Thank you for the chance to win BBB!!! :snoopy:

  39. tsmith says:

    I would love to win this!

  40. utroukx says:

    BBB please! πŸ™‚

  41. lizajane says:

    Would love to have this book!

  42. doodlebugroad says:

    Please put me in the drawing for BBB

  43. mammaleigh says:

    BBB Please! :snoopy: :snoopy:

  44. rebinva says:

    I would love to have this book!

  45. gusthedog says:

    I need this book! Helene

  46. langela says:

    Sounds good to me. Enter me, please.

  47. WVSue says:

    Always up for a new BBB recipe! BBB for me please!

  48. quinn says:

    Yes, please πŸ™‚

  49. wildcat says:

    I would love to have this book! BBB please!

  50. cindyinohio says:

    BBB Please!!!

  51. Becka034 says:

    I am so glad I found this site a while ago and love that you feature other bloggers! I would love to have the You can can book!!!

  52. wormlady says:

    BBB, I’d like to have this book.

  53. daria says:

    Maybe it will be me this time! πŸ™‚

  54. holstein woman says:

    Me too please! I would like a copy.

  55. TwistedStitcher says:

    Please pick me, oh mighty random number picker! BBB please. Thank you.

  56. DoTson99 says:

    Love to have a chance on the book, Would really appreciate the book.Thanks

  57. Squeegees Mom says:

    I have been wanting to learn more about canning. Please enter me in the BBB contest. The book would be a great addition to my culinary collection!

  58. okstormy says:

    BBB Please!!!

  59. cabynfevr says:

    BBB please! πŸ™‚

  60. mrsdmahogany says:

    Oh yes please, a BBB for me!

    Dianna :happyflower:

  61. sal says:

    I’m in to win!! Never hurts to be optimistic :happyfeet:

  62. absinthe says:

    BBB please! This sounds great, thanks for all you do!

  63. Sue, a Florida Farm Girl says:

    The only canning I do these days is strawberry jam for DH. He thinks he isn’t allowed to eat any jam from the store!!!!! I’d love a copy of the book, though. Thanks for all the BBB days.

  64. Shelly says:

    Please add me!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. schmiedlin says:

    BBB please

  66. Murphala says:

    :wave: Canning book! Canning book! Count me in to win!

  67. Cubzwin1908 says:

    Thanks for another shot at a great drawing. (BBB)

  68. azladychef says:

    Thanks for another chance!

  69. Nanoo says:

    Awww first day registered….I would love to win this…thanks so much for the chance. HUGS

  70. Lana says:

    Please enter my name in the drawing….would really like this one! Thanks!

  71. Merino Mama says:

    Fingers crossed! BBB please.

  72. kaaparent says:

    BBB, please. :wave:

  73. Leah's Mom says:

    Me too…bbb!

  74. netakaye says:

    I would love to be included in this drawing. I am planning on trying canning and I need a lot of help.. thanks

  75. joeyfulnoise says:

    enter me – love to have You Can Can!

  76. aprilsinohio says:

    Id love to be entered in the BBB! :snoopy:

  77. marymac says:

    please count me in, BBB

  78. countrygirl221 says:

    I would love to win the canning book! BBB please. πŸ™‚

  79. DFW says:

    BBB please and thank you.

  80. joykenn says:

    Me, too, Me, too. BBB

  81. StuckinMiami says:

    BBB me please!

  82. morningstar says:

    Please enter me for the BBB,thank you xx

  83. cindypratt says:

    Always looking for great new recipes, and it looks like this book has ’em! Enter me please, for the 3B’s!

  84. goatgal says:

    Please enter in “I CAN CAN” And “BBB:

  85. STH says:

    Please enter me in the BBB contest–thanks!

  86. lattelady says:

    I would love the BBB. Please.

  87. hansbrough says:

    I would love to win! πŸ™‚

  88. SuzzyQ says:

    Thank you for another chance to win the BBB.

  89. Katharina says:

    I love to can and freeze. Always looking for new recipes. I would enjoy a BBB. Thank you for entering me!

  90. emmachisett says:

    A new canning book would really excite me. I do tend to like the “quirky” kind of recipe, ones that combine unusual ingredients or new ways of working with regular ones. Please enter my name in the draw…I’ll even pay shipping should I win!!

  91. CindyP says:

    Yum! The Brandied Cranberry-Orange Marmalade sounds amazing! Enter me please πŸ™‚

  92. jeninid says:

    BBB please, would love to win!

  93. gerryvoland says:

    bbb please!

  94. boulderneigh says:

    Yes, I’d like to win!

  95. Banjobetsy says:

    I want to get it (BBB). Thanks Suzanne!

  96. Dottie says:

    I would love to have a chance to win You Can Can.

  97. curtislo says:

    BBB me too please…Thank you!

  98. jefishr says:

    Yes! I want it! (BBB)

  99. jeepdriver says:

    BBB please! Thanks.

  100. AngelaS says:

    :fairy: :fairy: I would love to win the I Can Can book. Thanks!

  101. paty_duncan says:

    BBB please! I would love to do some canning.

  102. Dori M says:

    I would love a copy please. BBB

  103. AnnieB says:

    BBB me please!

  104. 5and20Alpines says:

    I just started canning last year. I have canned meat, veggies, jam, and I would love a copy of the book for more canning recipes.

  105. dee58m says:

    I want to can can with a copy of YOU CAN CAN.. BBB

  106. Rainn says:

    :snoopy: Please enter me in BBB!!! :sheepjump:

  107. WVgal4ever says:

    :happyfeet: :happyfeet: I can can too. Enter me in the BBB giveaway please. :woof: :woof:

  108. hoosiergal says:

    Know I would use You Can Can. Thankk you hoosiergal

  109. AsTheNight says:

    Cajun watermelon relish? Pick me please?!?!?! BBB

  110. ChristaH says:

    Oh yes- would love this one BBB

  111. DebbieInMemphis says:

    I would LOVE to win!!

  112. LadyBehir says:

    I would love to win this! [BBB]

  113. Pudgie from Indiana says:

    Would dearly love to win the You Can Can book. :snoopy: Have been canning since early last summer, and clear through the winter. Am getting ready to start all over again. Read your posts first thing every morning.

  114. Pete says:

    I Can Can, please!

  115. Old WV Broad says:

    Well, include me too, please.

  116. Farmgirl says:

    I would love to own that book, I love to can!

  117. Turtle Mom says:

    I’d to win! Thank you.

  118. Willamette Valley Girl says:

    BBB please! and thank you!! :woof:

  119. farmershae says:

    Thanks for the chance to win…BBB!

  120. moondragoness says:

    I’d love to win the BBB, thank you πŸ™‚

  121. Britishtea says:

    Please enter my name in your drawing, and thanks so much! BBB

  122. Jenna_Gayle says:

    Sign me up!!!

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